Glory Gardens 8 - The Glory Ashes by Bob Cattell


Glory Gardens 8 - The Glory Ashes by Bob Cattell

No one takes much notice of Ohbert Bennett when he creates a Glory Gardens website, but Ohbert has a mission - to make Glory Gardens the most famous junior club in the world. He sends out a challenge to all junior sides to beat 'the reigning world champions'. The first the other players know about it is when the top young Australian club side, Woolagong C.C., arrive in England to take up the challenge. A five-game series - dubbed the Junior Ashes - is set up around the country and with the press and public following the action the pressure is certainly on. With the series tied two - two, the final game at Trent Bridge attracts huge crowds and the big question on everyone's lips is - will the Glory Gardens XI win Ohbert's Ashes?

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About the Author

Bob Cattell grew up in the fens of East Anglia and now lives near Southwold in Suffolk. In between he worked in London in advertising, bookselling, public relations, copywriting and teaching. His first published children's book was Glory in the Cup (in the Glory Gardens cricket series), written while he was running a bookshop on a boat in Greenwich. He likes walking in mountains, theatre, opera and most sports and supports Yorkshire CCC and Aston Villa.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

3rd May 2001



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